US shark attacks decline in 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A new report says shark attacks declined in the U.S. last year, but worldwide fatalities reached a two-decade high.    University of Florida..
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Fla. deputies investigate Internet cafes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) - Panhandle officials have raided two Internet cafes after a grand jury investigation.    Two search warrants were executed Tuesday. Some Interne..
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Sarasota man arrested for sexual battery on a 3-year-old

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested John Paul Pica, Jr., 35, of 2249 Benson Street in Sarasota, for sexually assaulting a three-year-old boy. De..
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Investigation continues into Ft. Myers pedestrian death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate a deadly accident on San Carlos Boulevard in Fort Myers. An 87-year-old woman was killed as she crossed the street..
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Judge: Buy wife flowers, then take her to dinner

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A spat over forgetting to wish his wife a happy birthday landed a South Florida man in jail on domestic violence charges.    When Judge ..
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Fla. officials urge 2-year hiatus on new buildings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Top Florida officials are recommending a two-year hiatus on new school buildings in order to deal with the state's depleted school construction fund. ..
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Governor questions state Health Dept. bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he's "not on board" with a House proposal that would shift public-health responsibilities from the state to the counties. ..
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Number of public school employees declines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The number of employees in Florida's public schools has declined.    The state Department of Education reports there were about 318,000 full..
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Hundreds of Fla. businesses help poor families

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Nearly 700 businesses around the state have joined Florida child welfare officials to help needy families.    The Department of Children and..
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Tampa Bay gets another high-profile movie

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Another high-profile movie is going to be filmed in the Tampa Bay area.    The Tampa Bay Times reported (http://bit.ly/x7SDV5 ) Tuesday t..
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2 people shot during fight at St. Pete nightclub

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police say two people were shot following a fight inside a St. Petersburg nightclub. The incident took place early Wednesday at Club Scene. St. Petersbu..
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Suspect in Pa. slaying arrested at Florida casino

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A man suspected in the slaying of his girlfriend in Pennsylvania has been arrested at a Florida casino.    Seminole Tribal Police spokesman Ga..
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Senate delays vote set on Fla. water rules

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Water pollution rules that some environmentalists say are too weak are on hold in the Florida Legislature.    They had been set for a final ..
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UF fraternity suspended in wake of investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a fraternity at the University of Florida has been suspended for hazing and is under investigation by campus police.    Univer..
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CCSO investigates gun theft at Army/Navy store

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a burglary of the Army/Navy store, 2735 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. A large quantity of weapons w..
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North Port man arrested for drive-by shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes detectives arrested a North Port man in connection with a drive-by shooting into a Port Charlotte home. CCSO received ..
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WINK News welcomes new family member

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - WINK News is welcoming a new member to the family. WINK News Anchor Stacey Adams delivered a healthy baby boy Tuesday evening. Brandon Michael is 8 pounds, 1 ounc..
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Local kids join local non-profit to help orphans in Africa

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- The local non-profit Tumaini Fund USA is making its mark on youth in Africa with the help of a youth group in Lee County. After a story aired on WINK TV, the..
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Florida homeowners file suit against Citizens Insurance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Several Florida homeowners are fighting back against their insurance company. Citizens Property Insurance customers say they believe they're being overcharged by..
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Remembering Danielle Chapman, Estero H.S. teen killed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- WINK News is there as family and friends say their final goodbyes to a 17-year-old Estero high school student.  Last week, Danielle Chapman was trying to c..
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